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                               For Auckland call us on 09 4183753 or outside Auckland  0800 472 637

                                            

 
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Local Support

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NZ is a community of people walking the same path, experiencing the same sorrow, joy and challenges that the role as grandparent and whanau caregiver brings and our Local Support Coordinators are a key part of our integrated approach to supporting over 7500 grandparent and whanau/kin caregivers nationwide.

Our dedicated and committed Local GRG Support Coordinators are all volunteers experienced in the issues involved in raising grandchildren or someone else's child/tamariki.  In their communities some GRG Support Groups host regular meetings providing members with greater fellowship, whanau outings and events, learning, workshops, support and access to timely and useful information and advice. 

For some, the Local GRG Support Coordinator provides both telephone and direct support to members regarding their particular issues.
Some groups operate more informally as coffee groups. Ultimately the groups are there to provide support and the realisation that you are not alone and there are others who can help you on your path.

Please refer to the list below for more information about groups in your area.


If you are interested in starting a GRG Support Group as a GRG approved Support Coordinator, or a Coffee Group in your area, please email the GRG National Support Office or phone 09 418 3753 or 0800 GRANDS - 0800 472 637, for more information.


 

Local Support

** = Meetings and telephone support           * = Meetings only
Region Support Coordinator / Coffee Group Contact Phone Email Type of Support
Meetings = M
Telephone Support = TS
Coffee Group only = C
Northland        
Kaitaia Martha Taonui 022 050 7056     
09 408 2239
Email Martha M, TS
Kerikeri Martha Taonui 022 050 7056     
09 408 2239
Email Martha M, TS
Kaikohe Moengaroa Floyed 09 401 3057 Email Moengaroa M
Whangarei Lianne Nicholas 09 435 0044 Email Lianne M
Ruakaka Tauser Kingi 09 432 8611 Email Tauser M, TS
Kaiwaka Dianah Roberts 022 381 9539 Email Dianah C
Matakana/Warkworth Anita 022 312 5691   C
Dargaville Sandy Zimmer 09 439 4420 Email Sandy M, TS
         
Auckland Region        
North Shore Val Brown 09 410 7591
022 080 2368
Email Val M, TS
Auckland Central Jane 021 424 801   C
Waitakere Debbie Hall   09 818 7828  Email Debbie M, TS
East Auckland/ Tamaki Tess Gould-Thorpe 09 535 6903 Email Tess M, TS
South Auckland Virginia Peebles 09 277 7514   M, TS
Papakura/Pukekohe Anne Doddrell 09 237 8161 Email Anne M, TS
Waiuku Deborah Williams 027 452 7598 Email Deborah M, TS
         
Waikato/King Country Region        
Ngaruawahia/Taupiri Carol 027 361 1929   C
Hamilton / Huntly Pat Davis 07 855 0530 Email Pat M, TS
Cambridge Bev 021 0272 0902   C
Te Awamutu Ruth Gilling

022 0454475

Email Ruth M, TS
Te Kuiti Kay Higgins 027 430 2939 Email Kay M, TS
Taumaranui Aroha Rudkin 027 873 0061 Email Aroha M, TS
Taupo Lesley-Anne Wells 07 377 3539 Email Lesley-Anne M, TS
Tokoroa Coming soon      
Raetihi Angel 06 385 3404   C
         
Bay of Plenty Region        
Rotorua Anne Donnell  020 402 22910 Email Anne M, TS
Tauranga Karen Ormsby 07 579 3571 Email Karen TS
Mt Maunganui/Papamoa Rawinia Macredie 07 562 2850 Email Rawinia M, TS
Opotiki Sophie Wilson-Kahika 07 262 5136 Email Sophie M, TS
Whakatane Vacant      
         
Gisborne Region        
Gisborne Coming soon      
         
Hawkes Bay Region        
Napier Rozane Duncan 06 834 0905 Email Rozane M, TS
Hastings Tom Kupa 06 879 4302 Email Tom M, TS
         
Manawatu-Whanganui Region        
Whanganui Jenny Morton 06 344 3656   
027 443 7780
Email Jenny M, TS
Marton/Hunterville Sharon 027 3668 538   C
Palmerston North Jacqui Phillips 021 229 0455 Email Jacqui M, TS
Dannevirke Coming soon     M, TS
Levin Ann Waddell 06 362 7269 Email Ann M
         
Wairarapa Region        
Wairarapa Tere Lenihan 06 379 5407 Email Tere M, TS
         
Wellington Region        
Kapiti Margaret 04 293 4728   C
Hutt Valley Serenah Nicholson 021 743414 Email Serenah M, TS
Porirua Lise Maru 0211 219453 Email Lise M, TS
Wellington Cecilee Donovan 04 477 0632 Email Cecilee M, TS
         
Nelson Region        
Motueka Rankeilor Arnott 03 528 5089 Email Rankeilor M, TS
Nelson Paula Eggers 035445714             
021 062 6583
Email Paula M, TS
Marlborough Juliet 03 571 6222   C
         
Canterbury Region        
Canterbury Veronica Brunt 03 942 5935 Email Veronica M, TS
Christchurch Elaine 021 025 08834   C
Ashburton Debs 027 626 4886   C
         
Otago Region        
Waimate Coming soon      
Coastal Otago Aad & Leonie 03 465 1764 Email Aad & Leonie TS
Dunedin Nanette 03 455 2016   C
         
Southland Region        
Southland - Invercargill & Gore Lynette Nielsen 027 489 2581 Email Lynette M, TS
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     




 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
 
 
       

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
     

 
 

About us 

 
Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Te tautoko i nga tupuna, mokopuna me te whanau.
Te awhina ia ratou ki te whakatutuki i nga putanga
pai i roto i to raatau oranga.
Supporting grandparents, grandchildren and whanau
to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.  

 

 

Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      
0800 GRANDS


Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 
 
 

 
National Support Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Birkenhead,
Auckland 0746
New Zealand

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